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Health Maven Note: The study examined was in vitro (lab glass petri dish) and not in vivo (live animal or human). These studies often precede in vivo studies if they have merit. But it's doubtful the cancer industry would follow up on anything that would hamper chemo sales or radiation treatments. So realize the limited importance of this data and don't conclude that you'll cure cancer with heavy olive oil use. BUT - it will certainly help prevent or be useful in conjunction with any other natural cancer remedy.
Extra-virgin olive oil may rapidly kill off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
'Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) already has a reputation as a superfood. It contains an abundance of antioxidants that are proven to confer health benefits.
Studies show that one phenolic compound in EVOO – oleocanthal (OC) – provides many of the health benefits we see from diets rich in EVOO like the Mediterranean diet.'